What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? For the previous three decades, psychologists and couples therapists made the basic assumption that partners shouldn't depend on each other too much, and needed to first be strong individually as a prerequisite to having a good love relationship. In contrast, EFT is based on "a new science of love" which recognizes that love/attachment relationships are essential to us as humans. Partners are attached to each other and therefore naturally depend on each other. This different way of looking at couples relationships is supported by neurological research.
EFT was developed by Dr Sue Johnson, psychotherapist and professor (now emeritus) and at the University of Ottawa and Dr Les Greenberg. It is a structured and process-oriented approach to couples therapy. EFT helps couples to get their disputes under control and create safety in their relationship, making it possible to enhance or repair their emotional bond. It has been extensively researched and consistently shown to produce good results for the last 15 years. Studies find that more than 7 out of 10 couples treated with EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 9 out of 10 show significant improvements. Its outstanding success has been heralded in many scientific journals, professional magazines and media such as the New York Times and Psychology Today.
Watch Dr. Sue Johnson talk about EFT:
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EmotionallyFocused Couples Therapy (EFT-C)- the treatment EFT is a structured, process-oriented approach. As an EFT therapist I guide couples into recognizing their negative patterns. This enables them to manage their conflicts and experience more emotional safety. Partners start being more open towards each other and talk about what they are actually longing for. On that foundation the therapy can continue into being more attuned to each other, understanding each other better and strengthening the emotional bond.
EFT is especially recommended for couples who are seeking:
a structured, systematic treatment method
with a high success rate (70-75%)
from a highly- trained, experienced and licensed couples therapist/ psychotherapist.
Drs Suzy Quix. Psychologist/ Psychotherapist, Licensed Couples and Family therapist. Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor. Speaking English & Dutch. Marbella +34 646051435 Reencounterconsult@gmail.com